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Goodbye, Centennial: A Heartfelt Message from Your Editor-in-Chief

A Letter From The Editor
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Sana Hajidamji
Editor-In-Chief, Sana Hajidamji in her gown!

Dear Readers, 

 

As I sit down to write this letter, my heart is filled with a mix of emotions. In just a few days, we, the Class of 2024, will be saying goodbye to Centennial High School. It’s a moment that feels surreal, yet it’s one we’ve been eagerly awaiting since the start of our senior year. The last days of school are here, and as seniors, we feel a buzz of anticipation in the air. We’re all looking forward to graduation, but there’s also a sense of sadness as we prepare to leave behind the place that has been our second home for the past four years.

 

Leaving Centennial High School is a bittersweet experience. While we’re excited about the future, there’s also a built-in fear about stepping into the unknown. Looking back, I’m filled with gratitude for every moment spent in these hallways and classrooms. The days felt like eternity yet are somehow coming to a close in the blink of an eye. It’s a journey, an experience filled with unexpected twists and turns, and moments of doubt, that have all contributed to shaping us into who we will become. I can’t help but smile at the memories I’ve made at Centennial High School in the last four years. From the nervous excitement of freshman year to the settled confidence of senior year, it’s been a journey of growth and self-discovery. Eighth grade Sana would be proud and amazed at the way things turned out for me. 

 

Life has a funny way of throwing us curveballs, of leading us down unexpected paths. Growing up between Los Angeles, California, and Calgary, Alberta, settling down felt difficult. And when I moved to Texas in 2020, I’ll admit, I wasn’t thrilled. But looking back now, I realize that this journey, with all its twists and turns, has been nothing short of a blessing in disguise. Moving to Texas turned out to be the best thing that has ever happened to me, an experience that shaped my high school years in ways I could never have imagined. 

 

This school, this class – we often find ourselves counting down the days until we leave, yet there’s an undeniable attachment to Centennial HS, Frisco ISD, our classmates, and the teachers who have touched our lives like blessings. A special shoutout to Alicia Hopper, our broadcast/journalism teacher. Though she’s modest and never lets us write about her, this is my final piece on The Titan Times, and I can’t help but express my love for this program and my gratitude for our advisor.

 

Initially coming to Centennial High School I was unsure of where I belonged, I tried various clubs and activities, but nothing quite felt right. However, the one passion I’ve always been passionate about is writing. It was this love for storytelling that led me to take journalism in my sophomore year. Despite my initial hesitation, fate intervened when a scheduling mishap landed me back in Ms. Hopper’s class. Joining the newspaper team felt like destiny unfolding before my eyes. It provided me with a platform to share my voice, my passions, my community, and most importantly it gave me the confidence to pursue my dreams. Being given the title of editor-in-chief was an unexpected honor, one that I never imagined for myself. It was my “Rory Gilmore moment,” a validation of my passion for writing. This year, sharing a classroom with Titan TV has been a blessing I’ll forever cherish. The bond within our Cen10 Media family is truly special, and those outside may not fully grasp how much it means to me. Sharing the classroom with Titan TV also opened my eyes to another passion: film. Surrounded by like-minded individuals, I felt a sense of belonging, unlike anything I’d experienced before. I discovered that I want to explore the world of storytelling through a different lens. 

 

With that being said, I’ve made the commitment to attend DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, where I’ll be majoring in Film and Television. I hope to dive headfirst into the world of writing, filming, recording, and producing content that truly resonates with me.  My personal podcast, the Positive Perspective Podcast, has been a significant part of my high school journey. It’s been mentioned in my newspaper bio for the past two years. Through it, I’ve aimed to ensure that everyone’s voice, especially that of young people, is heard and valued, breaking the bubble of high school where our problems can feel overwhelming. As we enter this new chapter, it feels like the perfect time to shine a light on it. This podcast has been more than just a project; it’s been a platform that shows the importance of diverse pers

Positive Perspective Podcast (Sana Hajidamji )

pectives.  

 

As the Class of 2024, we’ve weathered the storm together. From navigating high school during a pandemic to making it to graduation, we’ve shared triumphs, struggles, and everything in between. As the final bell approaches, I know tears will flow. Saying goodbye to the place and people who have been our constants for the past four years is bittersweet, and

terrifying, yet a part of life’s journey. I wish you all good luck, thank you for allowing me to be Centennial High School’s editor-in-chief for the 23-24 year. WE MADE IT, CLASS OF 2024!

 

With Love, 

Your Editor-In-Chief, 

Sana Hajidamji



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Sana Hajidamji
Sana Hajidamji, Editor-In-Chief
Hi, my name is Sana Hajidamji, I am currently a senior at Centennial High School. I am from Los Angeles, California and I moved to Texas in 2020. I have a podcast called the Positive Perspective Podcast and newspaper is a passion of mine. I hope to pursue creative writing in the future!